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BrighterMonday Uganda and Employers Federation partner

BrighterMonday Uganda and the Federation of Uganda Employers have strengthened their partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement aims to enhance collaboration on impact projects that address labor market issues and contribute to the reduction of youth unemployment in Uganda.

Building upon their existing two-year partnership, the MoU allows BrighterMonday Uganda and the Federation of Uganda Employers to work together on a wider range of initiatives and programs. The organizations have already achieved success with joint ventures such as employer webinars, which were launched in August 2021. These webinars have evolved into thought-leadership forums, featuring expert speakers in the field of human resources across various sectors. With over 1,300 attendees and 15 episodes, the webinars have covered topics including employee well-being, creating positive work cultures, and the challenges of recruitment in startup spaces.

The partners have also released the Employee Satisfaction Report in October 2021 and the Employer Handbook Report in May 2022. These reports provide valuable insights from both employees and employers in Uganda.

Xenia Wachira, the Country Manager of BrighterMonday Uganda, expressed pride in the partnership with the Federation of Uganda Employers, highlighting the expansion into impact projects. These projects aim to address labor market challenges, particularly in terms of skill development and reskilling, especially in the era of artificial intelligence and digital advancements. Wachira also emphasized the importance of supporting young adults and women in entering the job market with a competitive edge.

Douglas Opio, the Executive Director of the Federation of Uganda Employers, emphasized the significance of the partnership and its impact on thought leadership in the sector. Opio expressed a desire to expand their joint impact and reach by launching mentorship programs and collaborating on additional projects aimed at transforming the labor market.

The strengthened partnership between BrighterMonday Uganda and the Federation of Uganda Employers represents a commitment to tackle unemployment challenges and create a more favorable labor market environment in Uganda. Through their collaboration, they aim to provide valuable resources, insights, and support to job seekers and employers alike, fostering growth and opportunities in the country.

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